Michael Gove has disappointed as he apologises for his joke on R4….but he does a useful job of illustrating the biggest problem we have…the pathetic grovelling of our politicians, businessmen, and commentators to the Liberal, left-wing tyranny that dictates what we can say, think and do. The all-too-ready willingness to apologise when the Twitterati mobilise and the BBC and Guardian report this as ‘wide-spread disapproval’, the willingness to discard everything you believe in in order to appease these liberal PC monsters, and the willingness to throw others under the PC bus to prove your own ‘worthiness’….eg….Jo Johnson threw fellow Tory Chris Heaton-Harris under that bus after a letter to universities asking about their curriculum on Brexit. Just call me Dave.
Gove made a perfectly good and acceptable joke about Harvey Weinstein and has been savaged by the Left….and yet you can bet the BBC’s News Quiz made jokes on the same subject [I haven’t listened….if you have please enlighten me]…that programme is quite happy to joke about other issues of equal or more importance and controversy.
Mr Gove and former Labour leader Neil Kinnock were being interviewed at 08:10 BST – a slot usually reserved for the most important political guests of the day.
In a twist to the usual format, he and Mr Kinnock were asked what they thought of the show and its interviewers.
Mr Gove said: “Sometimes, I think coming into the studio with you John is a bit like going into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom.”
As some laughter and applause was heard from the audience at Wigmore Hall in central London, Mr Kinnock added: “John goes way past groping.”
Mr Gove then said: “You just hope you emerge with your dignity intact.”
That in no way makes light of rape and sexual abuse…it’s merely a joke making a comparison to Humphry’s interview style and how an interviewee may emerge ‘battered and bruised’ afterwards.
The BBC delights in listing many of the ‘outraged’…at Gove…oddly enough not at Kinnock who actually made the worst comment….
Women being abused and raped is not a laughing matter. And it doesn’t make us ‘humourless’ to say so. https://t.co/zWXWAdVWmz
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) October 28, 2017
Here we have ‘a journalist’….
A journalist in the audience for the recording, to mark the Today programme’s 60th anniversary, also said that despite the fact some people laughed, others had a “look of disgust”.
Except that ‘a journalist‘ is the Guardian’s media editor...
While there was laughter in Today audience after Michael Gove's comment, others around me sat blank-faced or with a look of disgust
— Graham Ruddick (@GrahamtRuddick) October 28, 2017
And this one…
Presenter and journalist Lucy Siegle said Mr Gove had “ruined” the birthday edition of the show.
...is a BBC presenter and Guardian journo…anti-Trump, pro-Climate change, anti-everything you might expect….
— lucy siegle (@lucysiegle) October 28, 2017
The BBC tacks on the end of their piece…
The comments come on the day Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to talk about the issue of abuse, saying MPs who abuse or sexually harass women must be “held to account”.
What? Corbyn who has presided over a Party that seems set on intimidating and bullying women, not to mention Jews, and who has done nothing to stop it.
Don’t think I’ll be taking any lessons from him…though the BBC seems keen on us listening to him as it promotes his new comments, and new found zeal, on this subject at every chance.